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Old 12-17-2010, 01:25 PM   #11
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I`m very sorry Mary. I personally still think it was the lighting. If you dont have the proper lighting it will just wander till it does find the right lighting. Your lighting was way under what it needs to be. I can promise you that you did not have too much lighting. Again Sorry about the loss. I too would not consider another one till you have at least 5-6 WPG or T5HO or MH`s.

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I just lost my second GBTA I have a 55g. setup for at least a year now, using the 48" Coralife Aqualight Double Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights - 2 - 10K 65watts, 2 - True Actinic 03 blue -65watts. Mine kept moving away from any lighting and getting either underneath the rock work or weded between the rocks and finally ended up dying so I am at a lose when being told they need T5HO when mine could not handle the Compact Lighting. I don't think I will be getting anymore for quite sometime.
It's not that your anemones couldn't handle the Compact Lighting... it just wasn't enough lighting at all. Not nearly enough. I have 2x 96W of compact lighting on my 36" long tank, and that STILL isn't enough lighting!

Anemones were last in line when they handed out brains. (Which I guess it obvious since they don't have brains!) You'd think they'd move higher in the tank if they don't have enough light. And if the intensity of the lighting is enough, that's exactly what they'll do. But if they can't find the lighting they need, they'll just go find a dark corner and sulk and eventually kill themselves.

Until you upgrade your lighting, I would definitely stay away from them.
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Ya not to be the teacher here but I agree with cabezon you really should not have a tang in that tank it will die very soon as it gets bigger
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I was told that I had more then enought lighting on my 55G the total amount of watts on that compact that I have is 260 watts????????? I will not be getting another bta untill my entire system has been upgraded....
But it probably was sulking such a spoiled child. Like you said you would think he would have went higher to get closer to the light. But I was told that they don't get that much light in the ocean because they are kind of in deep waters???????
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the pc lighting doesn't penetrate the water like other options do. also, it's very inefficient if you look at the watts, per lumens ratio.
deep water like how deep? the ones we keep in our tanks are harvested from reef depths. 20-35 feet tops. the largest fish tank light we know illuminates that pond.
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i have been pretty lucky with my nem, he was very pale when I got him, almost to the point i wasnt sure if he was actually a green bubble tip or not, but he was under some PC for about a week untill i upgraded to my HOT5 setup (4 bulb). He is now a great shade of green and hasnt once moved in the tank since i put him in, during the day hes open and happy and at night he sucks into the rock and almost hides.

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